Financial Times appoints Madhumita Murgia as its first Artificial Intelligence editor


The Financial Times has appointed Madhumita Murgia as AI editor. In this newly created role, Murgia will head up the FT’s coverage of artificial intelligence stories, writing about the business, companies, policy and science behind AI.

Murgia will be the FT’s lead correspondent on the subject while also working with the technology news editor, Murad Ahmed, in the development of coverage, and provide expertise to other reporters as they increasingly encounter stories about how AI is upending industries around the world. In particular, Murgia will work closely with the FT’s San Francisco bureau of tech reporters.

FT editor Roula Khalaf said: “AI is a transformative, cross-cutting technology that requires a singular focus, and the FT is well positioned to provide authoritative analysis on AI developments and the implications for business and society. Madhumita is an outstanding journalist with a track record of high impact stories in the technology sector. I look forward to seeing what will come next in her new role.”

Murgia said: “I am very excited to be taking on this role at such a fascinating time in the development of AI and its influence on society. With a global remit, I hope I can shape the FT’s reporting to deliver world-leading coverage of this technology that’s going to disrupt all our lives.”

Murgia was previously the FT’s European technology correspondent, writing across the FT’s daily and weekend publications. She also features as a co-host on the podcast series, Tech Tonic. Murgia will continue to report to the Tech Desk but write across the FT. Before joining the FT Murgia was tech editor at the Daily Telegraph and a senior editor at Wired.

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organizations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of 1.2 million, more than one million of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.


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